Being pregnant does not prevent anyone from working or developing their career and every year around 350,000 women continue to work during their pregnancy and over 69% of them return to work after giving birth. In many workplaces there are conditions that are deemed safe under normal circumstances, but may not be so during pregnancy.
Therefore the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, places a legal duty on all employers to assess the health and safety risks that their employees are exposed to, including risks to pregnant employees.
As well as concerns surrounding Health & Safety, there are a number of concerns surrounding HR and pregnant employees, including the fact that many women worry that they cannot say anything for fear that it may cause problems at work.
For this reason, we’ve put together this free-to-download guide, created in partnership with Citation, to help employers understand their legal responsibilities surrounding pregnancy at work.